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I posted an original thread on this incident. A homeless person was shot by members of Alpha Gamma Rho frat in Corvallis. The president of the frat has issued this press release. He doesn't even go so far as to say 'Sorry.'
December 14: Suzanne Swift was sentenced to 30 days in prison and was stripped of all her rank. Her mother, Sara Rich, requests letters of love and support. suzanneswift.org
MiPRAP has launched an online petition as part of an informal objection to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license renewal applications of Oregon broadcast TV stations.
Oregon Overseas Timber Co is a multi-faceteted raw old growth log exporter AND FSC certified milling company that on face should not be handling federal or state timber.
Little has been said about the wisdom of their decision to attempt to scale one of the tallest mountains in the Cascade Range during the worst time of the year for such an adventure. I realize that the families of the victims are holding out hope that their loved ones will be found to have survived the hellish conditions they encountered this week; I do not wish to add to their suffering by publishing this article. It is in the interest of preventing the loss of lives in the future that I present this piece, as my research into this tragedy has turned up some very interesting information regarding the quality of information available to the public regarding weather conditions in the region, and the facilities available to those who attempt to scale these very dangerous peaks.
Constitution in Crisis: The Case for Impeachment
A Town Hall Meeting in Olympia, WA
The Citizens Movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney have set February 20, 2007 as the date for a Town Hall meeting on impeachment. We have confirmed two speakers: David Lindorff, co-author of The Case for Impeachment and Elizabeth de la Vega, author of United States v. George W. Bush (you may have heard her recently on Thom Hartman's show and Democracy Now!).
Breaking news from Mt. Hood
Are Oregon's roadless forests being sent overseas and certified as sustainable forest products by Oregon Overseas? This is a late final reportback on Biscuit roadless logging. Biscuit Logging is mostly done now, although Silver Creek may finish plundering the North Kalmiopsis roadless area this spring, and they may still log the massive live "hazard" trees the Forest Service has rewarded them. They call it an OSHA requirement to take out the biggest and best live old-growth trees along roadways.
Not a single Oregon Congressperson voted against the racist resolution.
Joining in the racist lynch mob calling for blood of an innocent black man were Oregon Democrats David Wu, Greg Walden, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Darlene Hooley.
Recently a Rabbi asked the Sea-Tac Airport to display an 8 ft. menorah alongside the 8 large Christmas trees they had on display. The airport blew him off. He threatened to sue. The airport went to the local media and made the Rabbi out to be a Grinch. Outraged Christians lodged 500+ complaints and threatened the Rabbi. Under pressure, the Rabbi said he would not sue so they have now put the 8 trees back up...but what about the menorah? Christian privilege gets old.
Listen to the newsmakers from the past week. Speaking to the issues that affect you and your community. We will hear from
The Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which manages 2.6 million acres of public forest lands in western Oregon plans to slaughter Oregon' last ancient forests by eliminating the Northwest Forest Plan and weakening all other environmental safeguards to please their Oregon timber baron masters. These recent court rulings by the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals shows us again and again that the BLM is an out ot touch and an out of control federal agency!
I am not personally aware of this incident, but any students of the university who may be reading should really question the handling of this incident, and any following 'roundtables.' let them know what you think of this bullshit.
The Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq will be held on January 20-21, 2007, in Tacoma, Washington, two weeks before the court martial of Lieutenant Ehren Watada at Fort Lewis. The Citizens' Hearing will function as a tribunal to put the Iraq War on trial, in response to the Army putting Lt. Watada on trial as the first U.S. military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq.
The IWW union hall in North Portland was filled to capacity at the Liberating Dissent Anti-Green Scare event last night as Grand Jury resister Jeff Hogg shared his six month ordeal as a Green Scare political prisoner.
Dec. 9th, 2007 recorded at Liberty Hall in N. Portland
35 mins 6.9 mb at 24k
Recorded at Liberty Hall Dec. 9th, 2006
Every year at this time, thousands upon thousands of trees our cut down in a senseless celebration.
Background info on organizing against proposed liquified natural gas pipeline from Coos Bay to Malin. Upcoming meetings in Medford and Canyonville (see calendar). Also briefly explains the political tensions resulting from natural gas extraction in countries like Bolivia..
Homeless folks in the Eugene area need cold weather gear. Please bring items you don't need to our office so we can distribute them directly to those in need.
In February 2006, Greenpeace, Sierra Club and other groups celebrated a historic agreement with government and industry to bring an end to the "war in the woods" in the Great Bear Rainforest area of coastal British Columbia. Less than a year later, observers say the agreement may be unraveling. Timber companies have ratcheted up the rate of clearcut logging to unprecedented levels, and guidelines for sustainable logging are not being implemented.
Liberals keep saying we must get out of Iraq now to save American lives and let the Iraqis govern themselves. Conservatives keep saying we need to establish Democracy to prevent a version of "domino-effect" with "Islamic Fascism" taking hold in the region. Here are the top 10 reasons America must stay and "finish the job" in Iraq. Bleeding Heart Liberals won't like this cold splash of reality, but if they look at the world the way it really is, they will have to agree.
Poor "Lucky" was killed on Saturday
As our public spaces shrink and every available surface becomes an ad campaign, I am left to wonder what price we are really paying for the endless "progress" being experienced by businesses in downtown Portland.
I do not know, nor does anyone else, apparently, whether or not ODFW has killed Lucky. This is because they are too arrogant to even answer their phone or return any of the thousands of calls that they have received.
Just a reminder that Jeff's 28th birthday is this Tuesday, December 7th.
giving is letting things be without commercial exploitation and excessiveness.
According to yesterday's press release from the Karuk and Yurok Tribes, a joint federal and state economic study says it would be much cheaper to remove the Klamath River dams than to bring them up to modern environmental standards.
In accord with the international day of solidarity with Green Scare
Indictees, Detainees and Political Prisoners, friends of Green Scare
defendants present the following event,
International Day of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees, Detainees, and Political Prisoners
Olympia Benefit Show
Friday, December 8
at Solid Gold - 419 Boulevard Rd SE (at the corner of Pacific Ave. and Boulevard Rd. across from the shell station) Olympia, Washington
Doors open at 7 pm, music and performance begins at 8 pm Suggested donation $5-20
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio (4th Dist) justifies his opposition to impeachment/ouster of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
The FBI has just settled on the lawsuit filed by Brandon Mayfield for $2 million. A couple of years ago, you may recall, Mr. Mayfield was topping the FBI's list of "terror" suspects in the wake of the 2004 Madrid bombings...even after Spanish authorities told FBI agents they had the wrong man. Using such shabby "evidence" as a homework assignment written by one of Mr. Mayfield's children, which they acquired via sneak and peek raids of his home, the FBI and the US Government harassed, hounded, and illegally imprisoned Mr. Mayfield. Today, they had to pay.
The gasoline laws in Oregon are antiquated and only create low paying jobs. I've done some research on the statutes and have spoken to the Fire Marshall about them and how they are enforced.
Over the last year, we have asked you for a lot of help regarding Daniel's case and his need for your support. We really appreciate all the assistance that has been offered by people on this list and beyond. Now, we need to ask you for another big task. Daniel will be sentenced to a prison term sometime in the spring of 2007 and we need you to write a letter to the Judge.
Clackamas County Commissioner Larry Sowa concedes.
As most of you know, next week will mark the one year "anniversary" of the federal government's "Operation Backfire," the largest federal round up of environmental and animal rights activists who are charged with acts of property damage or sabotage motivated by concerns for the environment and animal suffering. Please see our website, www.cldc.org for more information. There will be "days of remembrance" across the country on or around December 7th commemorating the date when the first round of individuals were jailed.
Every "news" broadcast in every city in the nation has been running non-stop feature stories today about something dubbed "Cyber Monday." Newspapers, radio broadcasts, and even podcasts are talking it up. Cyber Monday, Cyber Monday, Cyber Monday, Buy Buy Buy Buy.
Where did this come from? Did anyone ever hear of "cyber monday" before today? Why is it breaking over everyone's lips so suddenly...as if by plan? Perhaps because it was a plan.
Update- we've heard from Josh! Josh is currently working through his 2nd week of a 3-year federal prison sentence for "free" speech.
For those that were aware that at least Jonathan Paul has been subject to a ridiculous list of "no contact" people, that list has now been officially removed by the court.
"Human Recourses (Ree-Kor-Sez) is real and straight talk about work, jobs, wage slavery, unions, the guvmint, employers, and other topics related to the real world of employment. As an antidote to the company line, and the synchopants that seem to tow it in governments and union bureaucracies, we will attempt in earnest to simply call bullshit; and provide some insight on what to do about it..."
We wanted to remind everyone that Jeff's birthday is coming up very soon - December 5th he will be 28 years old. This is his 7th birthday in prison.
Victoria's Secret sends out 1 million catalogs a day (300 trees) cut from the endangered forests of the world.
Okay...I've had time to think about some things...
The time is now!
The time is now!
My home town of Seattle offers a website full of ideas for gift giving that highlight *experiences,* rather than *things* ( http://www.wastefreeholidays.com). I think this is a very good step in the right direction. The program recommends giving gifts such as tickets, memberships, lessons, skill sharing, services you can provide, a bus pass, planting a live tree in their name...you can change people's lives by what you expose them to through gift giving...
AUDIO INTERVIEW: The Pacific Northwest Labor Delegation, consisting of 9 representatives from various unions from Portland and across Cascadia touched down in Caracas, Venezuela on the 10th of November. Their two week mission is to meet with other unionists in Venezuela and Colombia and share ideas and stories and build bridges.
I met a man today who taught me about a new program in our city. Tonight I know he is not out sleeping in the cold and rain. Tonight I know he has a place to call home.
People who want to speak or write to FERC to demand the decommissioning of Pacificorp's lower four Klamath Dams have two locations for spoken word comments and until Dec. 1st for written comments.
1) SHAC 7
2) Bashir Hameed Alert
3) Formal Complaint for Robert Seth Hayes
Minority party candidates have no chance of being elected in this two-party electotal system because the Republican and Democratic parties have a stranglehold on the electoral system. But does it need to be this way. Absolutely not.
Calls to the Olympia Airport reveal little
Thanks you so so much to everyone who supported Cecilia and I with love, letters, food, money, legal representation, outreach & media work, organizing fundraisers (especially the garage sale), yardwork, firewood, palm readings, cranio-sacral body work, and loaned-cars that allowed Ceci to make the 5 hour drive to visit me when our car broke. It is important that as a community we stood up against Grand Juries and the McCarthy-esque Green Scare. My role was no more important than yours. We couldn't have done it without you. This has been a success for us all in community-building at a time when the Federales have been spreading divisiveness. Hooray for solidarity! All for one and one for all!
Let's continue this support for the other Grand Jury resistors in San Francisco and wherever else they may be.
Jeff & Cecilia
What if you could do all your holiday shopping while protecting ancient forests and enjoying food from the Ring of Fire, a glass of wine, and live jazz music?
Cascadia Wildlands Project's 4th Annual Holiday Auction
Saturday, December 2 * 6-10 pm
Agate Hall, University of Oregon (18th and Agate St. in Eugene)
Sunday, November 19, from 2 to 3:30 PM
at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center,
104 17th Ave. S., Seattle, WA
Nationally and internationally renowned hip hop artist Talib Kweli will be taking time out from his latest tour to voice his solidarity with displaced and returning hurricane survivors of the Gulf Coast.
The campaign to Un-Dam the Klamath and Bring the Klamath Salmon Home to Oregon has reached it's most important point. The campaign to Un-Dam the Klamath and Bring the Klamath Salmon Home to Oregon has reached it's most important point. FERC dam hearings happened in Klamath Falls, Yreka, Arcata and North Bend (on the Oregon Coast), on Nov. 14, 15th, 16th and 29th.
<STRONG>Today, the Secretary of State issued a letter stating his intent not to implement any of Measure 47, despite the fact that it was enacted by voters in the November election.
For Immediate Release: 11/17/06
Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center, Eugene, OR: 541-687-9180
Alejandro Queral, NW Constitutional Rights Center, Portland, OR: 503-295-6400,
On Sunday, December 3rd, supporters of "Green Scare" defendants will host "For our Friends, For the Future," a fundraising evening of speakers, film and music in Eugene, Oregon.
Assistance is needed to help create a multimedia website that will also serve to help reunite people who have been separated since the hurricanes. Independent media support is needed to help record audio and video interviews with evacuees and build global awareness and support for Lagniappe Caravan and hurricane survivors in the Puget Sound and all around the nation.
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